Supplement your vision - More than JUST LOOKS?
Proper nutrition is crucial for both your general and eye health. Good eye health is proactive and since our bodies do not create all the nutrients we need, it is essential to get them through diet or nutritional supplements. Below are details on two of the identified five essential nutrients that promote healthy vision and reduce the risk or slow the progression of eye diseases like age related macular degeneration (AMD).
Lutein & Zeaxanthin:
Lutein and zeaxanthin are important nutrients found in green leafy vegetables, eggs and corn. Both nutrients act as antioxidants, helping protect and maintain healthy cells. They filter harmful high energy blue wavelengths of light that can damage cells. Through diet or supplementation, they are deposited in various tissue of the eye including the macula.
Essential Fatty Acids:
Fats are a necessary part of our diet. They maintain the integrity of the nervous system, fuel cells and boost the immune system. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be important for proper visual development and retinal function. Low levels of essential fatty acids have been linked to dry eye syndrome as well. These good fats can be found in fleshy fish
like tuna and salmon or fish oil supplements. Little changes in your diet can have a big impact on eye health. We would be happy to discuss the nutrients you may need daily to keep your eyes healthy and reduce your risk of certain eye diseases.